The National Space Centre with Boon Edam Limited

Boon Edam Limited Send a Teddy into Space

Hosted by Woodhead Group at the National Space Centre located in Leicester, we became part of the Sent into Space event through sponsoring an object to be sent into space!  On the 14th of June 2018, two of our Area Sales Managers watched as a teddy was sent to the edge of space.  So how did it go? The natural latex weather balloon is filled with helium with the payload (in the case a teddy and nut & bolt set) with multiple GPS sensors. The weather balloon will travel to ‘near space’ which is 65,00 feet above the earth at which point the helium will increase to the size of 2 double-decker buses and then this will bust. The payload has a parachute which allows it the float to earth and then Sent into Space can collect this. After over 350 launches they have not lost a single balloon! Using weather reports they can predict the return position within 1-2 miles, local school pupils have run a competition to predict the exact location and the winner will keep the teddy. The Nut and Bolt will form part of the building fabric. Watch the journey  

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RIBA Awards 2018

RIBA Regional Awards 2018 Projects

Every year the RIBA Journal publish the most notable buildings of the year, the projects that have won in each of their regions for design, sustainability and purpose. Here we highlight the projects that we at Boon Edam Limited, were fortunate enough to be part of. South-East Sibson Building, CanterburyProducts Installed: Revolving Doors |   Architects: Penoyre & PrasadOne of five fortunate enough to win the award and nominated for the RIBA Sterling Prize later in 2018, the building that homes Kent Business School was named after the late Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent. The Sibson Building features zigzagging wings which help to combine KBS with the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science.  Yorkshire The National College for High-Speed RailProducts Installed: Revolving Doors |   Architects: Bond Bryan ArchitectsA pioneering 18+ educational building that gives those who are interested in having a career within the railway system an opportunity to experience work and learn about what truly makes a ‘modern railway’ as lines now become faster than ever before. Situated within a commercial retail park in Doncaster with the ability to home 1045 students with the ambition to produce a new generation of ‘highly-skilled’ individuals to help shape the future of high-speed rail. East Midlands One Angel Square, NorthamptonProducts Installed: Security Lanes |   Architects: BDPCombining 12 individual offices and transforming these separate entities into one BREEAM Excellent HQ is what BDP were consulted on for One Angel Square. A large ultra-modern project with envious internal spacing and the ability to home thousands of employees with the aim of collaborative working sits centrally in Northampton.  Wales University of Bangor Arts and Innovation CentreProducts Installed: Revolving Doors |   Architects: GrimshawWith an ambitious aim of bringing the University and town together culturally, what is now known as the Pontio Building naturally named after the Welsh phrase ‘Bridging’ has won the award for being a ‘compelling structural assemblage’. The link between the city and university homes a performing arts auditorium, cinema, rehearsal studio and an experimental 'haptic' environment with multiple areas even available to the public.  South Thames Tower, ReadingProducts Installed: Security Lanes |   Architects: dn-a architectsLocated in central Reading, in the sought-after position next to Reading Station, is Thames Tower, once a 1970’s tired building. The constructed office block finished back in 2017 was noticed for its architectural and complex structural engineering design through the addition of four stories to the original framing helping them to achieve the Sustainability award.    The Queens College, Oxford, New LibraryProducts Installed: Security Lanes |   Architects: MICA ArchitectsA spectacular underground library that was originally on-hold for six years before it began construction again back in 2014. The 17th-century library has now doubled in size with glass rooflights offering scenic views of the original landscape. The grade I listed building regeneration has been highlighted for the Regional Conservation Award by RIBA.    For further information, please contact:T +44 (0)1233 505 900E:

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Custom Project Wins RIBA London Awards 2018

A 50 story skyscraper designed for British Land by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners that now stands as a prominent landmark in the City of London has won the RIBA London Award 2018 A Unique Addition to London's Jumbled Skyline Sitting next to the famous Lloyd's building, designed to be slanted, diminishing at the top of the building, offering views through to St Paul's Cathedral from areas such as Fleet Street.   Comprising of high-quality office space designed to be available for single and multi tenancies with multiple floors of public space.   The public space includes a half-acre extension which lies opposite the piazza of St Helen's Square.  Overlooking the extension is a restaurant and public bar, served by glazed lifts. One of the Largest Reception Areas in the City For those working and walking along Square Mile, can experience the seamless transition from the street into the building, through escalators which offer direct access to the building from the ground level public space, a first executed design concept to be seen in London.   Integrating directly with the KONE lifts installed, the main reception features 8 lift destination bespoke Swinglanes and 2 Winglock 900's customised in corrian cladding with glass turnstile support. Project Information Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Completion Date: 2014Boon Edam Products: Swinglane 900 For further information, please contact:T +44 (0)1233 505 900E:  

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The Silver Fin Building Security Lanes

Aberdeen's Silver Fin Building wins BCO Regional Awards

A building helping to increase growth, prosperity and professional rejuvenation wins gold at the British Council for Offices Scottish Regional Awards 2018. Recognition for encouraging the growth of a local business community The Silver Fin Building which sits at the end of Union Street is given award-winning recognition for its excellence within the office sector.  The Commercial Workplace Award scoop has come in almost a year after its next-door neighbour, The Capital Building, received the same recognition.  The £65million,132,000sq ft office development homes an additional nine floors of Grade 'A'  office space plus an extra 4 levels of underground car parking within Aberdeen's rapidly changing city centre.    A ‘brave approach’ to the design and execution First revealed back in the autumn of 2017, the new addition to Aberdeen's professional landscape utilises high quality, locally sourced materials internally and externally helping the site to achieve high BREEAM ratings.  Inside the office building is a feature reception hall with a four-story atrium.  The stunning atrium features Swinglane 900s, that help reception to monitor visitors through accurately detecting users of the security lanes.    Project Information Architect: Cooper CromarCompletion Date: 2017Boon Edam Products: Swinglane  900 For further information, please contact:T +44 (0)1233 505 900E:  

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Pontio Building, Bangor University

University of Bangor - Pontio Building Wins RIBA Welsh Architecture Awards 2018

Known as the University of Bangor Arts and Innovation Centre, is the now 'Pontio' Building a 10,750 sq higher education facility within Bangor, has officially won RIBA Welsh Architecture Awards 2018. The University 'To Bridge' Deriving from the Welsh verb meaning 'to bridge', the Pontio building located within the University of Bangor is a magnificent addition to the varied cultural life at the higher education facility.   Bridge, being a relative word for the building as it stunningly joins onto three buildings somehow.   The link between the city and university homes a performing arts auditorium, cinema, rehearsal studio and an experimental 'haptic' environment with multiple areas even available to the public.  Project Information Architect: GrimshawContractor: Galiford TryCompletion Date: 2016Boon Edam Products: Crystal Tournikets For further information, please contact:T +44 (0)1233 505 900E: 

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Showcasing Security Entrance Integration at ISC West 2018

Expo Update from the USA - Las Vegas, April 2018 see's the American subsidiary Boon Edam USA exhibiting at ISC West from April 11 - 13 2018.  Keep you eyes peeled for information on our access control solutions online!  If you just so happen to be in the area, find them at booth #8037 at the Sands Expo Centre. Helping Security Professionals Manage Risk and Liability Security entrances with both integrated access and anti-tailgating technologies are helping security professionals manage risk and liability by preventing infiltration into their buildings. The following solutions will be on display in our booth: Lifeline Speedlane Swing: The industry’s slimmest speed gate will feature a custom, integrated pedestal that incorporates the MorphoWave™ touchless fingerprint technology from IDEMIA. This solution enables high throughput with the enhanced security of rapid biometric identification, all in a stylish, cohesive design.  Circlelock: Offering the highest level of security available in an entrance, the Circlelock security portal prevents intrusion into the most sensitive areas such as data centers. The portal will be configured to demonstrate two-factor authentication: an AMAG Symmetry card reader on the outside of the portal conducts the initial authorisation, followed by an iris scanning technology inside the portal from Iris ID called the iCAM7S Series reader, to confirm identity.  Circlelock Combi*: The Circlelock Combi half portal is the newest entry solution by Boon Edam. This clever solution transforms an existing swinging door into a high security entrance that prevents piggybacking. It also enables organisations to save on both space and renovation costs. In the booth, the half portal will demonstrate a two-factor authentication scenario: initial authentication using an AMAG Symmetry card reader to enter the portal, followed by facial scanning technology from StoneLock Pro® to open the second door.  Tourlock 180: The industry’s best-selling security revolving door will feature an AMAG Symmetry card reader to demonstrate access control integration paired with the door’s uniquely high, bi-directional throughput and its ability to prevent tailgating and piggybacking without manned supervision.  StereoVision: A proprietary technology in Boon Edam’s Circlelock and Tourlock, StereoVision prevents piggybacking by using a combination of near infrared and optical sensors to determine if someone is entering the door alone. Visitors to the booth will be able to see how they can calibrate the technology to obtain the mathematical probability of successful piggybacking prevention, thereby justifying their investment in high security doors and portals.  All Entrances to the Exhibit Hall to Feature New Speed Gates For the 11th year in a row, Boon Edam has been named the official speed gate sponsor of ISC West. For the first time, we are excited to have installed 34 lanes at all the entrances to the show. The model is our Speedlane Open. These speed gates feature a barrier-free design, ideal for deterring casual tailgating attempts. The Open turnstile is part of the sleek and modern Lifeline Series launched in 2015, which has helped propel Boon Edam to the market leading position for security entrances, according to “Pedestrian Entrance Control Equipment” by IHS Markit® for the 2014-2016 period. *The Circlelock Combi is currently only available in the USA.    

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